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  • Thursday, October 2
    Jack Kelly Book Signing
    Author of newly-published Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence. Refreshments. Free. Phone: 845-758-1920. Email: redhookhistory@gmail.com. Url: http://redhookhistory.com.

  • Thursday, October 2
    Pot Luck Dinner
    Free Supper and Introduction to the Grange. Bring a dish to share and/or a canned good for the food pantry Contact: Cynthia Baer 845-489-1099 Phone: 845-489-1099. Email: CSProductions@aol.com.

  • Thursday, October 2
    Jack Kelly Book Signing
    Jack Kelly and period Revolutionary War re-enactors will bring to life stories in Kelly's book, Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence. Refreshments; open to public at 7pm. Phone: 845-758-3241. Email: redhookpr@gmail.com. Url: http://redhooklibrary.org.

  • Friday, October 3
    Board Games for Adults
    Free and open to all adults! Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: tivolilibrary@gmail.com. Url: http://tivolilibrary.org.

  • Friday, October 3
    Bruce Chilton Talk
    "Futures of Christianity and the Role of Rabbi Jesus." Sponsored by Inst. of Adv. Theology at Bard. 12:30pm. Phone: 845-758-7512. Email: edavis@bard.edu.

  • Friday, October 3
    Neil Gaiman & Audrey Niffenegger
    Best-selling author and artist discuss time travel, Doctor Who, graveyards, taxidermy, graphic novels, long-distance romance. 7:30pm. $25/$5. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, October 3 - Sunday, October 5
    England’s dirtiest politician tries to hire Shakespeare as his spin doctor: Rhinebeck Theatre Society production of this hip play by Bill Cain, in which six actors create a cast of 29. Pay what you will. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, October 4
    WWI & the End of the Gilded Age
    Ninety-minute tour to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. Starts at 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Saturday, October 4
    Centennial Celebration
    To honor the life and legacy of Deborah Dows, founder of Southlands, on her 100th birthday. Cocktails, dinner, live music/dancing, luminaries, and silent auction. Celebrate the rich history of Southlands. Contact Sophia Donohue for tickets. Phone: 845-876-4862. Email: info@southlands.org. Url: http://www.southlands.org.

  • Saturday, October 4
    Vanderbilt Plant Sale
    Annuals, perennials, herbs, vines, etc. Benefit sale in parking lot of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. 9am–4pm rain or shine. Phone: 845-229-6432. Email: info@vanderbiltgarden.org. Url: http://vanderbiltgarden.org.

  • Saturday, October 4
    Anderson Center Birthday Party
    Anderson Center for Autism invites the community to attend our 90th Birthday Party. 4–7pm. Phone: 845-889-9208. Email: kellydooley@ACenterForAutism.org. Url: http://andersoncenterforautism.org.

  • Saturday, October 4
    Tivoli Street Painting Festival
    14th annual free day-long street festival for artists of all ages. An 8' x 8' space on Broadway and chalk/pastels provided. Food, music, variety show & more. Registration required. Squares distributed on a first-come basis. 9am–5pm. Phone: 845-757-2393. Email: sezrati@hvc.rr.com. Url: http://tivoliny.org.

  • Sunday, October 5
    Downton Abbey Deluxe Tour
    Tour the mansion w/costumed guides & learn about the intrigues of the very rich at the turn-of-the-century (though not Ruth & Ogden Mills). Advance registration req. $15/$13. At 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Sunday, October 5
    Conservatory Sunday
    Bard Conservatory students perform works by Kaija Saariaho, Julia Wolfe, Pauline Oliveros, Jennifer Higdon, Tania Leon, and Iva Bittova. Special appearance by soprano Dawn Upshaw. 3pm/ $20/$15. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Sunday, October 5
    Artist Reception
    Intergrating Shapes and Shadows; black and white photos by Yoram Gelman. 1pm–3pm. Phone: 845-876-0543. Email: suehartshorn@frontiernet.net. Url: http://montgomeryrow.com.

  • Wednesday, October 8
    Autumn Songfest
    Singers from the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts program. 8pm. Phone: 845-758-7196. Email: conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/conservatory/events.

  • Thursday, October 9 - Friday, October 10
    Hannah Arendt Conference
    "The Unmaking of Americans: Are There Still American Values Worth Fighting For?" 7th Annual Conference, 10am– 6pm. Lawrence Lessig keynote on Fri at 3:15pm. $20 for both days. Phone: 845-758-7878. Email: arendt@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/hannaharendtcenter.

  • Thursday, October 9 - Sunday, October 12
    England’s dirtiest politician tries to hire Shakespeare as his spin doctor: Rhinebeck Theatre Society production of this hip play by Bill Cain, in which six actors create a cast of 29. Pay what you will. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Thursday, October 9
    Talk on Eleanor Roosevelt
    Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin from the F.D. R. Presidential Library and Museum will recount fascinating details of Eleanor's childhood and background and her relationship to Tivoli. At 7pm. Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: tivoliprograms@gmail.com. Url: http://tivolilibrary.org.

  • Thursday, October 9
    Book Talk and Signing
    Acclaimed Spanish journalist and radio personality Guillermo Fesser to speak and sign copies of his book One Hundred Miles from Manhattan. At 6pm; free and open to public. Phone: 845-758-3241. Email: redhookpr@gmail.com. Url: http://redhooklibrary.org.

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Inside Lyme Disease

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Enjoy the taste and sounds of Italy in an intimate and warm setting right here in Rhinebeck. Dishes from the Italian homeland with gourmet artistry and local bounty. Call about catering or to book a private party. Find Puccini Ristorante on Facebook. Venite à trovarci presto! Grazie!

22 Garden St., Rhinebeck

Get hot & cold subs & the best pizza in town at this family-owned community gathering spot in the heart of the village.

7514 N. Broadway, Red Hook

The Red Devon's menu celebrates local food with the best that Hudson Valley farms have to offer. Enjoy breakfast and lunch in the market café or on the porch. Red Devon supports local farmers, heritage breeds and artisanal producers. Weekly specials.

108 Hunns Lake Rd., Stanfordville

All your Indian favorites: curries, tandooris, vindaloos, vegetarian and meat favorites, breads and appetizers.

28 E. Market St, Red Hook

NDH is a Health Quest Affiliate, offering emergency, medical and surgical services, an award-winning birth center, nationally ranked Bone and Joint Center, Center for Healthy Aging, physical rehabilitation services, medical imaging, a Sleep Disorders Center, and specialty women's services through Women's View, as well as the NDH Breast Care Center and Dyson Center for Women’s Imaging. Log on to our website or “like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on all our latest advances!

6511 Springbrook Avenue, Rhinebeck

When it's time for a break from the ordinary! Serving breakfast, lunch & grab & go prepared meals. We thrive to provide high quality food & catering with attention to detail & eye appealing presentation. Espresso and cappuccino drinks. See also, under "Caterers."

One E. Market St., Red Hook

Vintage Five & Dime with a special Knitting Shop. Carrying various yarns and supplies. Toys, household needs, crafts and so much more.

13 East Market St. , Rhinebeck

Your on-line resource guide for Northern Dutchess and Southern Columbia Counties—real estate, lodging, dining and more.

Before you replace your windows or doors get a free estimate from Hobson. We do it all; vinyl tilt-in insulated windows, bows, bays, casements, patio doors, entry and storm doors/windows, custom wood windows, and porch retro-fits as well as a new full service glass shop. All products are energy tax credit certified.

51 Elizabeth St, Red Hook

Lessons for adults & children. Professional musicians welcome. Piano for beginners through advanced. Jazz improvisation for students of all instruments & voice. Music reading, composition, theory & harmony. See also under "Wedding Services."


Dr. Zelek specializes in evaluation and treatment of ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injury, chronic Lyme encephalitis, stroke, depression, addiction, headaches, chronic fatigue and other brain “hardware” and “software” problems. Trained at NYU Medical Ctr., Dr. Zelek offers 25+ years of experience in treating adults and adolescents. He performs brain mapping (QEEG), neuropsychological testing and offers Neurofeedback, cognitive remediation, psychotherapy and other treatment modalities.

22 Garden St., Rhinebeck

You’ll find a little bit of aloha at Hemingway B & B. Comfortable, peaceful and tropical ambiance greets you inside and on the lanai (porch). Johanna's fond memories of Hawaii are in evidence. Private entrance and bath; great breakfast Johanna Bard, Innkeeper.

12 Hemingway Lane, Milan

Quatrefoil...Stewardship for your property. We are a residential building and design firm specializing in the restoration and renovation of historic homes. Reach us at the number below.


Specializing in non-chemical treatment of water and bacterial elimination. Drinking water and municipal treatment available. Commercial and residential treatment available. Rentals and financing plans offered. The standard of excellence in water treatment since 1973.

1888 Rt. 9W, PO Box 239, Lake Katrine
845-876-4489 or 845-336-4353

Jazz up your property with a freshly paved drive. In our second generation, with over 40 years experience, we specialize in driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, and private roads, all built to last. Ask about our ornamental finish options. Residential & commercial. Call today for a complimentary consultation or request an estimate on our website.

518-479-1400 or 518-794-0490

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